Four years ago today, I wrote my first blog entry:
Onward Aspiring Author: “The above photo of the Catalina Mountains that I took, reminds me of the writing life. Especially of the aspiring children’s book writer’s quest to become a published author.”
That’s how I started off my Whimsical Words Blog—I ended by saying:
“This ‘Occasional Blog’ (aka Whimsical Words) will be about my journey as an aspiring children’s book author. When I’m published, this blog will follow that voyage. In the meantime, my writer’s boots are laced up, and my compass is leading me upward. Once on top, I know it will be a glorious view!” (Read my complete first blog at https://lynnrogalsky.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/onward-aspiring-author/)
Since then, I’m happy to say my writing routine has increased to over 500-1,000 words a day! Writing, revising, and perfecting my picture book manuscripts, plus developing my middle grade novel work-in-progress (WIP) consume my days with research, purpose, and joy.
My quest for a literary agent and traditional publication continues, as does my calling to better my craft.
As you might have noticed, I decided to mark my blog’s birthday with a new look, a facelift if you will! (Please let me know what you think of the new look. J)
In future blog posts I will introduce you to traditionally published authors via interviews. Also I will make an effort to post reviews of picture books and middle grade novels I have read. So stay tuned!
Your input: How has your writing process and journey grown over the years? (Or, if you’re not a writer, how has your area of interest or profession grown over the years?)